By shelleybatts

Shelley Batts is a Neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Michigan and the Kresge Hearing Research Institute. In a previous life, she attended the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC for Creative Writing, and was an editor of the undergraduate\'s (New College of Florida) lit mag \"New Collage\". Read more at her blog at


(For more information about the Fibonacci numbers, please click here) Shyness Fish dive deeply, mouths agape, fins proud and ragged, filtering the oceans apart until shimmer-hooked and then flopping in boat bottoms, when gills heave, gasp, drowning in air; eyes glaze like dropped     marbles, clouded and cracked, but holding. Ego She will nod as you pass her and you both will know you are young and raw, half-bitten, spitten in disgust like fruit picked before its season. Heaven Dead leaves jump back on the trees, a reverse whirlwind and an impossible sunset seeking their origins, the life from whence they…